Akvarium - Vpered, Bodkhisattva! (Вперед, Бодхисаттва!) (English translation)

English translation

Go On, Bodhisattva!

I sat with my friend and drank some light wine,
As we were engaged in this deal for quite a long time.
The nicotine smoke eddies swam around the room,
And my stock of light wines was about to end soon.
My friend has said: "You and I are bodhisattvas,"
I have answered: "Yes, but we must go to the store."
 
Go on!
Go on, Bodhisattva, go on!
Go on, Bodhisattva, go on!
Go on, Bodhisattva, go on!
Go on, Bodhisattva - you and I must go to the store.
 
At the liquor store we have bought a few bottles of wine,
But we have finished them all in [a] short time.
However, none of us was feeling drunk,
Just a tower crane entered the room like a punk.
My friend has said: "You and I are bodhisattvas,"
I have answered: "Yes, but we must go to the pub."
 
Go on!
Go on, Bodhisattva, go on!
Go on, Bodhisattva, go on!
Go on, Bodhisattva, go on!
Go on, Bodhisattva - you and I must go to the pub.
 
In the restaurant we bought a bottle of fine cognac,
Life has become splendid, life has become slack.
Cognac was finished, the wall clock at this time
Was showing exactly "thirty seven, o-nine." [37:09]
My friend has said: "You and I are bodhisattvas,"
I have answered: "Yes, but now we must run to the cab."
 
Go on!
Go on, Bodhisattva, go on!
Go on, Bodhisattva, go on!
Go on, Bodhisattva, go on!
Go on, Bodhisattva - let's go and get some vodka from cab!.
 
Go on, Bodhisattva, go on!
Go on, Bodhisattva, go on!
Go on, Bodhisattva, go on!
Go on, Bodhisattva, go on!
Go on, Bodhisattva, go on!
Ahead, to enlightenment!
 
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Submitted by St. Sol on Tue, 02/05/2017 - 17:22
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Equirhythmic translation for singing.

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Vpered, Bodkhisattva! (Вперед, Бодхисаттва!)

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